Healthy Living and Wellbeing Week 2018

The NFWI Food & Garden and Craft committees are collaborating to organise a WI-wide special interest week on 11 – 15 June 2018.

Through Healthy Living and Wellbeing Week, their aim is for WIs across the country to provide ideas and inspiration for members who are keen to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

They are keen to support federations and WIS in putting together a programme of events and have suggested activities such as specialist cooking classes, expert talks, craft workshops and gardening demos.

Having plenty of notice and the promise of regular updates and information gives us time to be creative in developing ideas so ladies, be inspired, what would you like to try ? Please send us your ideas and lets make it a week to remember !


A sunshine stroll !



It was best foot forward for the Strolling Sisters this week as we enjoyed a lovely walk in the August sunshine.

Seven ladies set out from Egglescliffe village, walking past the war memorial down towards the viaduct. After passing through a couple of fields we soon reached the river, admiring the many lovely houses that back onto the river from both Yarm and Aislaby.

As you might imagine, lots of chatter about holidays, food and what’s in the news, and before long we were walking through Aislaby and heading back to our starting point.


We headed to the local hostelry, and with such lovely weather found ourselves sat in the garden of the Pot and GLass enjoying a top-notch lunch. Please don’t count the bowls of chips !!

Everyone is welcome to join us on 20 September forour next walk – watch this space for further details.


Take a look at the Plastic Soup action pack

Last week, the NFWI launched the End Plastic Soup campaign following overwhelming support from delegates at the 2017 Annual Meeting. The campaign calls for research and the development of solutions to prevent the environmental impact microplastic fibres are having on the environment. As a first step in the campaign, the NFWI has produced an action pack outlining the issue and how members can get involved and take action.

A physical copy of the action pack will be sent to every WI in the September mailing, but you can download the pack via the website:

You can also access it through My WI: